To Hell with Private Engines

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fern
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To Hell with Private Engines

Post by fern » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:26 pm

If they are so private, keep them inside drawers and not send them to tournaments.
With so many generous guys overthere giving his engines for free and dicussing openly his work, these private-men type of guys sounds a note of secrecy, meaness and....go to hell, I wanted to have that rick 48 thing!!!!!


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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by rbarreira » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:56 pm

It's their engine, they can do whatever they want with it.

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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by mephisto » Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:56 pm

Hi Fern
Like the photo of you and Diana Ross :D
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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by bob » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 pm

rbarreira wrote:It's their engine, they can do whatever they want with it.
So they can steal source, then do whatever they want? This is happening in a _bunch_ of cases today...

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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by rodolfoleoni » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:07 pm

fern wrote:If they are so private, keep them inside drawers and not send them to tournaments.
With so many generous guys overthere giving his engines for free and dicussing openly his work, these private-men type of guys sounds a note of secrecy, meaness and....go to hell, I wanted to have that rick 48 thing!!!!!


fern
In this cloning scenario someone could wish to keep his own work out of troubles. Is there any problem with it? Would you ban engines like The Baron from computer chess, just because it's a private work?
Rodolfo (The Baron Team)

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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by rbarreira » Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:27 pm

bob wrote:
rbarreira wrote:It's their engine, they can do whatever they want with it.
So they can steal source, then do whatever they want? This is happening in a _bunch_ of cases today...
If they only use it privately and don't distribute it, why not?

Reverse engineering and hacking of software is legal for self-study purposes as far as I know... and I think that it should be.

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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by fern » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:17 pm

I believed it was clear I was writing tongue in sheek


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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by fern » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:18 pm

Yeah, right. One of these days I will write a song about a yellos submarine...

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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by Graham Banks » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:19 pm

fern wrote:I believed it was clear I was writing tongue in sheek


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Don't think I want to try that! :P :lol:
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Re: To Hell with Private Engines

Post by fern » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:26 pm

Ah hahaha , you are right...but in any case it depends...Jennifer Lopez could be a good target for that.


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